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Poster: cathyftr Date: Jun 7, 2009 5:39pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Classic local upload or not?

Yesterday my husband got his hands on a copy of the very first edition of "The Fred & Fae Show" from 1952. The show isn't much but it was the very first TV show that was produced and aired in the state of Colorado on Denver's channel 2 ( then KFEL-TV today the call letters are KWGN ).

Catchy jingle though..

"..well hey there my friend.. how are YOU? ? longer you need to be BLUE
..we are here everyday on Denver's new channel TWO"

Ok...I am going to assume this is public domain but on to be on the safe side should we contact KWGN channel 2 in Denver and ask? Denver's channel 2 in 1952 was owned by some guy who had long since died but Tribune/WGN owns that station so I would imagine KWGN doesn't have any claim to anything that had aired on channel 2 before..well KWGN. Of course I am not 100% sure.

I have heard way too many of stories about people uploading local TV clips ( mainly newscasts ) on sites like You Tube only to find themselves in trouble with those very same local TV stations.

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Jun 8, 2009 12:48am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Classic local upload or not?

I'd just upload it, after all, WNYW hasn't removed "Sense and Nonsense" which they produced back when they were WABD (amusingly, the former DuMont Tele-Center is now the Fox Television Center, actually there are a lot of connections between FOX and DuMont). Also, WTTG-TV hasn't removed the episode somebody uploaded of "Grandpa's Place", and the station that produced "Life with Elizabeth" (possibly the greatest local series of the 1950's) hasn't removed that show either.